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University of Reading (2000)

The socio-economic impact of restocking destitute pastoralists : a case study from Kenya.

Heffernan, Claire

Titre : The socio-economic impact of restocking destitute pastoralists : a case study from Kenya.

Auteur : Heffernan, Claire.

Université de soutenance : University of Reading

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) : 2000

Résumé
The socio-economic impact of restocking destitute pastoralists was assessed for 4 programmes in 2 districts (Isiolo and Samburu) of northern Kenya. Projects varied in the number of beneficiaries, total number of livestock given, time since restocking and environmental conditions. By considering a range of programmes, the overall implications of restocking were explored. The results indicated that despite the variation in time since restocking, the majority of beneficiary household income was derived from non-livestock related activities. Results from the application of a simple deterministic herd model indicated that livestock off-take rates have a greater impact on long-term success than the initial size of the restocking package. Economic analysis demonstrated that few programmes were cost-effective. The apparent unsustainability of programmes may be due to the poor targeting of both beneficiaries and communities. Recommendations include the development of decision-support tools to guide non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and donor agencies in formulating stricter criteria for the implementation of restocking programmes

Mots Clés : Food security ; Famine ; Drought ; Livestock Agricultural industries Livestock Pets Veterinary medicine Agricultural industries Livestock Veterinary medicine

Annonce : Open Grey

Présentation (CABI)

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